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" It's easy to look at where your pieces are now and place the next one nearby. "
" I'm the king of debt. "
" We saw a big bang in PCs; we saw a big bang in the Internet. I believe the next big bang is going to be even bigger. To be ready for that, we need to set the foundation, and that foundation is SoftBank Vision Fund. "
" If you live in the States, you see the windmill signal on your smartphone all the time. It's like living in Beijing air. You have to remember the blue sky. "
" When Gates was active in business, he was the smartest - so focused that no company could surpass Microsoft. "
" It would take enormous expertise for Amazon to win in every category. Do you think McDonald's could be number one in hamburgers, seafood, and Chinese food? "
" I was richer than Bill Gates for 3 days. "
" I don't like accidental success. It's what Bill Gates calls 'random,' a term he uses with the opposite of respect. "
" Yahoo was Jerry Yang's baby. He did a great job creating the baby. Unfortunately, some of the key executives after the foundation of the company couldn't keep up with the technology innovation of the industry. They thought that Yahoo should become a media company. "
" I believe the continually advancing Information Revolution will lend us the wisdom and strength to address humanity's previously unsolvable problems and help us make a positive impact on all of society. "
" I started Softbank in 1981, a year and a half after I came back from the United States, after graduating from Berkeley. I wanted to start my own company when I came back to Japan. "
" I know I should not be a hindrance to SoftBank's future growth and that I need to pass on the baton to the younger generation. "
" My belief is that we should never become overconfident. "
" Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile. "
" We are not experts on everything. We are not capable of doing everything by ourselves. There are a bunch of other smarter people around the world. "
" Whenever there is a big difficulty, I don't make excuses. Instead, I say I will solve it even if everybody leaves. "
" My philosophy is that the digital revolution will make mankind happier and more productive, and that won't change over the next 300 years. If you don't stick to that original philosophy, even perfect control of a bunch of companies isn't going to do you any good. "
" Those who rule data will rule the entire world. "
" Just believe in the future and direction of the capability that ARM has. Go deep and build a better future, both for the company and for its contribution to the industry. That's what I want ARM to do: invest more the future. "
" I don't care whether the technology is invented by our employees. I want to bring everybody's innovations into our ecosystem together. "
" Best thing for a government to do is to eliminate obstacles like filing registrations, getting licences, and so on... tedious steps slow everything down. "
" Being educated in the United States gave me a good understanding of American culture. I think I got a lot of influence from the entrepreneurial mind in the United States. "
" Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well. "
" Uber has to design for the global platform. "
" My passion never fades out. "
" I always have a big idea. It pops up every two to three years. "
" If they had listened to me and had equal partnerships in China, the U.K., Germany and Brazil, maybe Yahoo in those countries could have become positioned like Yahoo Japan. "
" Of course Jack Ma was the guy who impressed me. "
" When the founders retire, it's always difficult for the second generation and third generation. "
" If Japanese cannot have new babies quick enough, then the government should start importing workers faster. "
" Uber is redefining the transportation industry now; Airbnb is doing it to the hotel industry. You can expect that to happen in every single industry. "